Laura Widenor

Designing for deeper learning

Discussion created by Laura Widenor on Apr 27, 2017
Latest reply on May 4, 2017 by Margaret Shortridge

Hi everyone!

This is my first posting here.  As a new instructional designer, I really appreciate all of your feedback on this discussion group - thanks!


I'd like to get some input from all of you on how you help instructors to push forward to deeper learning levels with their students.  Designing to enhance critical and creative thinking requires a lot of...critical and creative thinking!  


One of the struggles I am facing is helping the faculty be okay with ambiguity and not having the "right" answer.


What are some methods that you use to help faculty move to this level, beyond the multiple choice quiz and standard prompt essay? What are some activities that you have found effective? Are there any Canvas tools that you find helps?